The culmination of two years in Sixth Form at St John’s has seen the Class of 2021 celebrating a stellar set of A level results. This exceptional year group previously achieved some of the strongest GCSE results in the School’s history, and they were determined that the disruption of the pandemic would not hold them back.

“We are incredibly proud of how these remarkable young men and women have conducted themselves during their time at St John’s. They have made an outstanding contribution to our school, and all the impressive characteristics we knew they exemplified have truly come to the fore over the last two years.

We knew they were capable of great things and encouraged them to be academically ambitious. They responded fantastically well, setting their sights high and pushing themselves to accomplish brilliant results. I hope they feel pride in their individual and collective achievements, and a sense of ownership of their many successes.

Despite facing real challenges during these crucial educational years, their spirit never dimmed. Their unstinting commitment to the School and to one another set an impressive example, and they led the whole pupil body with kindness, humour and positivity. I congratulate them all and look forward to hearing what they do next – they are a force to be reckoned with!”

Rowena Cole, The Head

While Summer Term events were a little different this year, the Upper Sixth marked the end of their school years with a celebratory Leavers’ Awards Dinner. It was a wonderful occasion, providing the opportunity to reflect on the breadth of their interests, talents and many achievements at St John’s.

Among the many individual success stories, this year’s leavers are pursuing a fascinating array of opportunities. From studying engineering at Cambridge, or linguistics and social anthropology at Edinburgh, to being accepted at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts or embarking on the pathway to becoming a doctor, the pupils are following their own passions. They leave St John’s well equipped to take the next steps towards realising their dreams.